SpaceX Rocket Launch From Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Set For Saturday

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launch window opens at 8:55 a.m. ET

SpaceX is now targeting December 22 for launch of the United States Air Force’s first Global Positioning System III space vehicle (SV) from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. (SpaceX Image)

BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – SpaceX is now targeting December 22 for launch of the United States Air Force’s first Global Positioning System III space vehicle (SV) from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

Weather is 80% favorable for the launch window which opens at 8:55 a.m. EST, 13:55 UTC.

For this mission, the satellite will be deployed to medium Earth orbit approximately 1 hour and 56 minutes after liftoff.

Due to mission requirements, SpaceX will not attempt to land Falcon 9’s first stage after launch.

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